Alibi V.21 No.34 • Aug 23-29, 2012 ››
Home, and Where the Heart Is
Blackout innovates with a trio of domicile-driven love stories
A philandering poet, a pair of clowns and a woman on the verge of burning her house down. These are several of the characters played by Jeff Andersen and Lila Martinez in Blackout Theatre Company’s latest original work, Stories of Us: A Guide to Home Improvement.
Tangled Up in Turquoise
Tale of family ties is fraught with New Mexican clichés
When writing about New Mexico, it's easy to overdo it. Case in point: Jo-Ann Mapson's latest effort, Finding Casey.
It’s the End of the World, and We Love it
If I hear one more damned story about the zombie apocalypse, I swear I’ll ... read it like all the others that came before. Sure, the blogosphere may be sensationalizing a series of horrific events that have ended in people being shot, eaten and internally microwaved by bad acid. But whether these events are happening on the streets of Florida or prime time TV on AMC, there are those of us who can’t help but gnaw on tales that depict a doomed world full of undead cannibals. If you need insight into why we like this kind of sick shit, just ask your friend the horror-buff film major if you can see her thesis paper on sociopolitical metaphor in the work of George Romero. (Trust me, she’s written one.)
The world-renowned mime group performs a witty and wordless performance that explores human communication with only body language and props.
Courtesy of the artist
Rodey Bowe performs his favorite funky jams traversing the spectrum from R&B to jazz to funk.
Bonnie and Clyde: A New Musical
An exciting and mischievous new experience on the classice rebel love story.
courtesy of Aureole Photography
A rotating curated cast of local and traveling burlesque entertainers perform to live music from Silver String Jazz Quartet.
Confess and Conspire
Count Harry Kessler and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer are kidnapped by two sisters who, rather than uncovering a plot to kill Hitler, provoke confessions of sexual identity, desire and murder.
The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments like matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.